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Friday, September 24, 2010

Joining the Steampunk Challenge!

Rikki at The Bookkeeper is starting a Steampunk Challenge, and since this is easily becoming a favorite genre for me, I thought this was something that wouldn't really be a challenge for me, after all. Besides, the Challenge is running for an entire year (from October to October), so I think I'll be able to read plenty of Steampunk goodness!

So, what is Steampunk, you ask? Well, according to Rikki, the New Oxford American Dictionary defines Steampunk as
a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

There are quite a few great up and coming authors who are really making something of this genre: Cherie Priest, Gail Carriger and Scott Westerfeld, just to name a few. Rikki has left a great recommendation list in the original post, if you need some help deciding what to read next!

Happy reading, everyone!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm also doing the Steampunk challenge! I'm not sure what to expect yet, but I think it's a great new genre. Well, new to me!

Happy reading.

Rikki said...

Hey David, thanks for spreading the word and for joining my challenge.